(Solved) Bluetooth is on, but unable to detect any devices

Yes, lol. It's almost 11pm here... Second time in one thread I did not notice a detail.

no worries. Thank you for helping. should i change both file names? cause its returning a command not found error

Ok I just downloaded the file to be sure:

sudo cp BCM43142A0-0a5c-216c.hcd /lib/firmware/brcm/BCM43142A0-0a5c-216c.hcd

You may need to run it from your Downloads folder. Open terminal, then Change Directory to Downloads

cd ~/Downloads


sudo cp BCM43142A0-0a5c-216c.hcd /lib/firmware/brcm/BCM43142A0-0a5c-216c.hcd

sudo modprobe -r btusb

sudo modprobe btus

lee@lee-HP:~/Downloads$ sudo cp BCM43142A0-0a5c-216c.hcd /lib/firmware/brcm/BCM43142A0-0a5c-216c.hcd
lee@lee-HP:~/Downloads$ sudo modprobe -r btusb
lee@lee-HP:~/Downloads$ sudo modprobe btus
modprobe: FATAL: Module btus not found in directory /lib/modules/5.4.0-80-generic

Can you run

sudo depmod

then try to modprobe btus again?

still got that error :frowning:

lee@lee-HP:~/Downloads$ sudo depmod
lee@lee-HP:~/Downloads$ sudo modprobe btus
modprobe: FATAL: Module btus not found in directory /lib/modules/5.4.0-80-generic

That is strange... I am running Zorin 16 with Kernel 5.11 and it shows up in my system.

sudo apt-get install -y linux-modules-extra-5.4.0-80-generic

Relay the output and if successful, log out and in, test Bluetooth...

i am running 15.3 if that matters

lee@lee-HP:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get install -y linux-modules-extra-5.4.0-80-generic
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
linux-modules-extra-5.4.0-80-generic is already the newest version (5.4.0-80.90~18.04.1).
linux-modules-extra-5.4.0-80-generic set to manually installed.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libnvidia-cfg1-450 libnvidia-common-450 libnvidia-compute-450
libnvidia-compute-450:i386 libnvidia-decode-450 libnvidia-decode-450:i386
libnvidia-encode-450 libnvidia-encode-450:i386 libnvidia-extra-450
libnvidia-fbc1-450 libnvidia-fbc1-450:i386 libnvidia-gl-450
libnvidia-gl-450:i386 libnvidia-ifr1-450 libnvidia-ifr1-450:i386
nvidia-compute-utils-450 nvidia-dkms-450 nvidia-kernel-common-450
nvidia-kernel-source-450 nvidia-utils-450 xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-450
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.


sudo modprobe btus.ko

sorry i rebooted my laptop after my last reply and its already working. i paired my bluetooth headphone and its working now! so was it that patch we downloaded that did it? anyway you have a good night sir/maam

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should i still do this again?

Nah... If it's working, it's working. Not sure why the modprode error, but... Why question fate (unless you don't like the fate dealt)?


thanks again! i feel hopeful towards learning more about this distro because of helpful people like you!